September 12th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150912) of CM12.1 for S3 Mini is available!

Please, test it and report any bugs!

For flashing Lollipop, we recommend you to install our TWRP recovery (available on Download page)!

Do full backup before installation and wipe data/cache (factory reset) after installation if you don’t updating from older CM12.0 release.

You need to perform a wipe if you’re migrating from software different than CM12.0!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • CM sources updated to latest version
  • fully tested, stable release
  • fixed issues with calls – dialer crashes and reduced delay on incoming calls
  • remade build tree due to changes in CM
  • natively lollipop-way offline charging (temporary doesn’t display animation, but works well, wip)
  • system repatched
  • toolchains update
  • Odin package update


  • RIL (phone/SMS/3G)
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support A2DP
  • GPS/Glonass/A-GPS
  • sensors
  • compass
  • camera (taking photos and videos)
  • video playing
  • 2D/3D HW Acceleration
  • all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
  • Google Play
  • CPU sleep mode
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no tearing
  • tripple buffering
  • external storage
  • f2fs filesystem support
  • offline charging


  • video taken by stock camera app is green, but some apps like Camu taking correct videos without any issues
  • less than 2% of users are reporting issues with mobile data – just add new APN manually with settings proper for your provider and apply it to make 3G working

I’d be glad, if you shared links to our download page, instead of direct links to download.
Also would be great, if you wouldn’t create the mirrors 😉

If somehow you’ll find a bug, use our bugtracker if you want to report it.

96 Responses
  • ionutz says:

    camera will ever go on android 5.1.1 S3 mini

  • ionutz says:

    camcorder will ever go to s3 mini android 5.1.1?

  • Isa says:

    Does work ? : YouTube, Offline Charging, Moving Apps to Sd Card, Xposed

  • Master says:

    I hope it will be bug-free finally.

  • webwiller says:

    ‘I follow you strictly…and I ask myself….is there any timing for introducing farti fs in cm12.1
    Cant say anything bout rom’s yet…just installing right now!.

    Can you suggest best working Gapps? I tryied openGapps with Aroma installer… Pagapps always with Aroma…and I loved it but there’s no follow through for that one sadly…OpenGapps gives me some troubles with apps frezing repetedly…I prefer aroma installer or installers which allow me to choose my apps OR basic Gapps, like Mini or Micro…thx 4yhelPagain! 😉

  • Franco says:

    Moving Apps to Sd Card… Pls

  • Deadlink17 says:

    For me the update deletes all apps. Only the stock apps stay in my phone 🙁

    Sorry for my bad english

  • Kenzy says:

    Please someone help me with the gapps to install. The one I have installed doesn’t open Google play. Phrase help. Thanks

  • Jaz says:

    the video camera not working

  • Navin says:

    Camu doesnot works well for me. Tell me some good apps which takes video with zero lag

  • Dimasword says:

    Hi novafusion, how to using CM 12.1 latest version update without losing data, I’m using CM 12.1 previous update release, I want update with this latest version. is it possible and can you explain how do that? Thanks!!

  • Mollusca says:

    Why i have an “error execute binary updater from zip” i’m migrating from release 150901

  • undermess says:

    Now its time to work on sd card support. BTW Great Job!!!

  • Mike says:

    I might try this release. Any advice on bug reporting past stating what the problem is?

  • Entodo Ays says:

    I might have a clue at why the video is not working properly. I installed Cameringo Lite and it gave me an error while taking video: “Unexpected problem. Code: EVF”. I don’t know what this means but it might give a hint to the developers. Unfortunately I cannot post to the xda-developers page (insufficient privileges)

  • cata says:

    Hi, Novafusion team Facebook application installs very difficult and error to access Google Play..please fix this..thank you

  • Amith says:

    Guys xposed for lollipop is available for download at xda

  • how is the battery life here?

  • Serkan Vardar says:

    Thank you,
    the possibility works, use of WiFi-Direct?

  • yasin says:

    the battery draining is too fast while wifi on. even more than 3g. cause it seems phone always searching wifi points even it connected! need to be fixed.

    • Ryan says:

      in wifi settings

      change google scanning always available to never

      and wifi sleep to none

      there is a build.prop tweak to fix this but i can not remember what it is

  • Lordwin Anim says:

    How do I fix the error executing updater binary in zip problem on my phone? Every one or two maclaw ROMs I try to flash get this with me on TWRP, I don’t know how to fix it, can anybody help?

  • KiwiTec says:

    WLAN is really weak…

  • Mustafa says:

    My phone reboots, reboots and REBOOTS! I cant use my phone over 1 minute when using battery. When charging, it goes offline charging screen. What can i do?

    • Use OmniLP or SlimLP. Cyanogenmod not stable according to me.

    • wavelet says:

      Did you trued to make a clean install? I have no issues with this release. It is really smooth and responsive.

    • Mustafa says:

      I have googled and i haven’t found any way to fix it except factory reset and make a clean install as you said. I’ll reply has it worked or not. Note: somebody said that google apps may cause this bug. Any stable google apps do you have?

    • Ryan says:

      if this happens with over 20% battery then

      wipe phone through recovery

      and clean install this rom

      and install gapps if you want

    • Mustafa says:

      Make a clean wipe, installed cm’s zip with Nova’s TWRP, but it’s the same. But I think random reboots only happens when using Internet(not on background:)) ) when not charging. If I’m charging phone, it goes to offline charge screen when over %80 charge. (Then I plugged off the charger, opening but my phone says it has 5 to 20 (it changes) percent charge. Is it normal?) And any idea about my problem?? :((

  • Davide says:

    Add DT2W and it would be wonderfull

  • Belisario says:

    thanks novafusion this is the best rom to samsung S3 mini and try all roms, my bug:
    -videocam take green, but videocam ilusion work.
    -offiline charge no animation, but charging.
    -Facebook, no update

    sorry my english

  • Ahmed Jasem says:

    funny and sad at the same time becuaseS3 mini is not the only device that suffers from scumbag XDA developers like those,At least it is not the only device after all :/

  • Emankcin says:

    I can’t download or install Facebook app. Is that a CM bug or Facebook bug? ^^

  • Alejandro says:

    How can I fix the clock app crashes?

  • Christian says:

    very good work, i really love it!
    But this morning the battery lost 15% in the first 1:45 hour.
    And i habe a 3500mAh -battery….

  • awaiz says:

    Good work but still waiting for otg to release in lollipop

  • Alejandro says:

    Does anybody else have issues with the clock app? By the way, Youtube app works on this rom 🙂

  • Patricio says:

    WiFi automatically disconnects when I stop using the phone (I have “Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep” in Always). Its very frustrating

  • On *longpress* Home button, after few times, screen becomes black with just available to open top menu and *turnoff* button menu
    Also while this bug i saw few times alert about *app not answer*
    Changing *Home* button *longpress* default action, does not helping, even if chage to *do nothing*
    I see that bug since about three last release versions, include this too =(
    I guess some bug in *Trebuchet* app;


  • Philipp says:

    Good job guys, thank you. No more problems with everyday use. No more screen tearing. Very smooth and responsiv. I really like this release. Your constantly fixing bugs, only the camera bug is slightly annoying. Already looking forward to USB on the go :). Keep on your great work.

  • Sonny says:

    Facebook update fails to install (again), watching Videos is glitchy, after trying to skip a part of it, the speed goes 2x and sound stops playing, both in Internet Browsers and watching videos from mobile.
    Fix these please 🙂

  • Notification ringtone not working.

    Have any of you tried CarbonLP? Is the battery better than this?

  • davalcordub says:

    I have troubles with the phone calls, nobody can hear me and i cant hear the person who is calling me.

  • Hugo says:

    Please add the correct button backlight support. The buttons light up on every touch in the screen. Thanks nova, great work!

  • adalid says:

    My aplicattions of games don’t work like modern combat or asphalt 8 and the camera videos with camu run very slow please fix it for instal again this rom because i like this rom so much but the bugs make me uninstall it ;(

  • Hi, when I try to install via recovery I got an error in recovery.log I found:
    vendor/pittpatt/models/recognition/face.face.y0-y0-71-N-tree_7-wmd.bin: File name too long
    MtpServer::run fd: 12
    cp: write error: No space left on device
    cp: write error: No space left on device
    cp: write error: No space left on device
    cp: write error: No space left on device

    But when I install via odin everything is ok.

    What I’m doing wrong?

  • Sagar Makwana says:

    I am unable to find latest S3 mini build (CyanogenMod 12.1–20150912) on download page. Last build showing is 20150906. I found one dropdown for selecting a device. And there is one more option for older release. Someone please guide me in finding the build.

  • Manuel Villalba says:

    I try to set 2G network, but still showing 3g connection .

  • Josué says:

    TweetCaster twitter client does not work in cm12.1 correct please.

  • tubi says:

    low in call volume and weak wifi signal

  • Nicky Sahani says:

    I am getting “Sim Card not detected” after updating this ROM….

  • Daniel182 says:

    Why the video taken camera is bad yet? I haven’t updated to lollipop just for that reason, :/

  • Lapawwa says:

    Hi, ROM performs well on the phone. Unfortunately, it often reboots … Quite often during charging.

  • Jun says:

    How can i use 2g internet conection?

  • Junior says:

    I seem to have a problem with my phone having a tendency of not detecting my sim card out of the blue, I always have to reboot in order for it to detect again, I especially hate it when I’m about to take a call or downloading something, anyone else experiencing this problem, or found a solution?

  • Nemesis says:

    Taking Videos from Camera still NOT working
    Batery drain too fast! At least in batery % at top dock. Actualy, it last same as older roms, but it reports a consume higher than real, staying in 1% for hours.

  • Hero says:

    Best release ever. No issues except vcam

  • André Ferreira Guimarães Junior says:

    Native clock app is not working. It stops when you click it. I am using another similar app to workaround it.

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